My husband does not mind yard sales, but he is not as interested in them as Jess and I are. He almost never mentions that one is going on, but when he does, WOW! The first one he ever mentioned was one we happened to see a sign for. We got there as they were winding up and we got a king size waterbed in perfect shape for free! It was incredible because we were saving up for a new bed at the time. This morning he told me about one being held at a local convenience store chain's warehouse. It is to benefit St. Jude's. It wasn't as big as he expected, but it was well worth the trip. Once again, he picked an awesome sale. We got a short bookcase for $5 and a tall, heavy bookcase that is still in the box to be assembled for only $10. Just two weeks ago we decided that we would start buying a bookshelf or storage unit of some kind each month because there is so very little storage in our apartment. We planned to spend just $20 and get a small one this month. The large bookcase would sell for $40 at the thrift stores in our town, and probably twice that at the retail stores. I am so excited!!! We also got a bunch of books, most of which are authors that Jess and I really like and titles we have been looking for. I also got a family fun cookbook (I love the magazine!) and some other things. Plus an iron because ours died due to the very hard water at our old house. I found some partly worked needlepoint projects that I will pick out and then use the fabric for cross stitch. They have that look of old linen and will work very well for what I have been working on. I also got two pillow forms for projects in the works, a throw pillow in J's favorite shade of turquoise blue, and a very pretty, soft quilt. All of the items other than the shelves cost just $20, and considering I was going to buy an iron and some of the books this month, I figure we saved at least $30 by getting them at this sale!!! Have any of you hit any good deals or gotten any freecycle things lately? I am so excited!! We have needed the shelves for a long time, and the other items are ones we likely would have purchased anyway.